Posts Covering Real Estate News

NAR: Home Sales Steam Forward Into Fall

For the 30th straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

Case-Shiller Index: House Values Eclipse 2006 Peak

Case-Shiller Index reports home values surpassed their 2006 best. Renters want to become buyers, driving up home prices by more than 10% in some cities.

Report: October New Home Sales Jump 18% Year-Over-Year

Amid low mortgage rates are rising rents home buyers are snapping up today's new construction at levels not seen since 2007.

Home Sales Up 70% From 2010 Bottom

October home sales jumped again, rising to levels not seen since before the housing downturn. Analysis, plus today's best mortgage programs for new buyers.

Home Values Continue Impressive 62-Month Climb

Home values are up another 5 percent, spurred by low mortgage rates and high buyer demand. Is it time to enter the market?

Report: Housing Starts Hit 9-Year Best On Low Rates, High Demand

As demand surges, U.S. builders are trying to keep up. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Is it time to start your home search in earnest?

Report: Home Builders Forecast Best Housing Market In 11 Years

Home builder confidence remains strong in November, with low mortgage rates and rising rents. Builders predict 2017 will be a banner year for real estate.

Buying A House: 7 Hidden Benefits Of Home Ownership

Buying a house delivers many more benefits than the roof over your head. Here are 7 more reasons to consider homeownership today.

Report: Honolulu Twice As Affordable As San Diego

Housing prices keep rising, but 6 in 10 homes are still "affordable" to the median income family, nationwide. But, affordability extremes exist in many areas of the country.

Will Rising Rates Make Home Buying Easier In 2017?

Mortgage rates are keeping homes affordable, but competition is fierce. Will raising rates cool the market and make home buying easier in 2017?

Renting Could Cost You More Upfront Than Buying

Rents are not the only cost rising. Moving into a rental apartment or home is getting more expensive too. You may spend less out-of-pocket buying than renting.

How to Buy An Affordable Starter Home

Looking for a starter home? They are in short supply, but it's possible to find an affordable first property. Here's how.

Winterize Your Home: 5 Things Homeowners Are Doing Now

Winterize your home to save money and protect your investment. Solid tips from experienced homeowners.

How Will The 2016 Election Affect The Housing Market – And Your Wallet?

The next president has the power to shape the housing market for years to come. What impact will the candidates and the election itself have on the market?

NAR: Home Sales Remain Elevated, Buyers Feel Pressure

For the 29th straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

Census Bureau: New Home Sales Up 30 Percent

Amid low mortgage rates are rising rents home buyers are snapping up today's new construction at levels not seen since 2007.

Dos And Don’ts For Boosting Home Equity

Increasing Home Equity: Top 7 Home Improvement Tips To add maximum home equity when you renovate, start by choosing the right projects.

Staging Your Home Helps It Sell 73% Faster, On Average

Selling your home? Make sure you stage it for sale. Staged homes sell 73% faster than non-staged homes; and sell at higher prices, too. Here's how to do it.

Buying A House: How To Deal With Tough Competition

Buying a house in a hot market requires a cool head. Consequently, would-be buyers must be prepared to act fast and pursue effective strategies to win their desired dwelling.

Home Values Continue Impressive 61-Month Climb

Home values are up another 6 percent, spurred by low mortgage rates and high buyer demand. Is it time to enter the market?

2016 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)